Council Member of HNODIS (Jul 14 - Jul 16)
Council Member of HNODS (Sep 08-Sep 13)
Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Founder of Beyond Traditional Borders
Director of Rice 360°: Technology Solutions for World Health
Member of National Academy of Engineering
Current Research Interests
Rebecca Richards-Kortum’s research interests include: the development of new, non-invasive cancer detection technologies that use high-resolution, optical imaging, the use of fluorescent imaging agents for cancer detection, biophysical studies of the light-scattering properties of cells and tissues and the use of fiber-optic sensors for in vivo detection of cancer.
Dr. Kortum’s research efforts also include the development of new technologies for the improved detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Her HHMI project involves expanding an internship program that immerses bioengineering majors in all aspects of biomedical research; broadly disseminating the curriculum of Bioengineering and World Health, a course for nonscience majors; and modifying this curriculum for use in high schools and middle schools.
The Rice 360° program funds education efforts and technology development to address urgent global health concerns.